Sights & Sounds: Anne Yumi Kobori
- Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Theatre artist Anne Yumi Kubori is the founder of Utopia Theatre Project. She told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
- Two Parts of Me Flamenco Concert at La Peña Cultural Center Sat 3/2
- Si Se Puede by The Abhinaya Dance Group at San Jose School of Arts & Culture Sun 3/3
- Then They Came for Me exhibit at the Presidio (SF) thru May
Enjoy an evening of flamenco with legendary guitarist Antonio Rey and singer/dancer Mara Rey. They’re visting from Spain to perform their new concert Two Parts of Me. The show is this Saturday, 6:30pm at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley.
“I have always had a love for Flamenco ever since my Mother showed me the movie Strictly Ballroom.”
Si Se Puede is a new performance from the Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose. The show portrays the life and struggles of Cesar Chavez through South Indian classical dance and Mexican folkloric guitarists. It’s happening this Sunday, 4pm at the School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.
"Just growing up in California, Cesar Chavez was a huge part of me learning about workers' rights."
Then They Came for Me is a multimedia exhibit about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Through photos, programs and workshops, it tells the story of the 120,000 Japanese American citizens forced from their West Coast homes. The exhibition is happening now thru the end of May. See it at the Futures without Violence building in San Francisco's Presidio.
“It’s very personal for me. On my Father’s side of the family, both of his Mother and Father’s families were incarcerated.”